Chris Rea - Shamrock Diaries (1985) {Japan 1st Press}

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Chris Rea - Shamrock Diaries (1985) {Japan 1st Press}

Chris Rea - Shamrock Diaries (1985) {Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 289 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 120 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Soft Rock | Magnet / Victor Musical Industries #VDP-1023

After seven albums, Chris Rea was finally beginning to get the hang of what makes a commercial success. He had not changed his style throughout the 1980s, but now it was 1985 and the synth pop sounds and new romantics were both long gone – and in their place were stadium-filling anthemic rock or power ballads. Shamrock Diaries was a mix of soft ballads like "Chisel Hill" and "One Golden Rule" along with saxophone-led uptempo numbers such as the title track and the feel-good song of the summer, "All Summer Long," which would have made an ideal single had Magnet decided to release it. Shamrock Diaries was written very much with family in mind, particularly considering the two singles released: "Stainsby Girls" was a tribute to his wife, Joan, who had attended Stainsby Secondary Modern School; and "Josephine" was written for his eldest daughter.

VA - Latin Fever Vol. 1-3 (2000-2001) 3CD Set

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VA - Latin Fever Vol. 1-3 (2000-2001) 3CD Set

VA - Latin Fever Vol. 1-3 (2000-2001) 3CD Set
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,56 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 528 Mb
Full Scans ~ 146 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Latin, Pop, Dance | Universal Music #541 377-2 / 560 201-2 / 556 242-2

60 track collection of current hits and classics. Artists include, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Gibson Brothers, Gypsy Kings, Kaoma, Enrique Iglesias, Santana, Lou Bega, Will Smith, Cher, Quincy Jones, DJ Mendez, Los Lobos, Perez Prado, Geri Halliwell, Kylie Minogue, Toni Braxton, Safri Duo and many more.

U.D.O. - Faceless World (1990) {2018, Japanese Reissue, Enhanced SHM-CD}

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U.D.O. - Faceless World (1990) {2018, Japanese Reissue, Enhanced SHM-CD}

U.D.O. - Faceless World (1990) {2018, Japanese Reissue, Enhanced SHM-CD}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 548 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 173 Mb
Full Scans ~ 54 Mb | Bonus Video ~ 46 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Heavy Metal | Avalon #MICP-30096

When Udo Dirkschneider sang lead with the West German metal band Accept, it was clear that AC/DC's Bon Scott was his primary influence. And the headbanger took his love of Scott with him when he departed Accept and formed his own band, Udo, in 1987. Though not as strong as his work with Accept, Faceless World is a decent album that employs mildly gothic imagery at times. Not content to simply crank up the volume and hit us with power chords, Dirkschneider and friends make melody a priority on "System of Life," "Stranger," "Blitz of Lightning" and other songs on this exuberant CD. Faceless World may not be Balls to the Wall (one of Accept's best releases), but it isn't anything to be ashamed of either. Who could have predicted that only three year's after Faceless World came out, this type of rock would have lost so much ground to alternative rock?

Bad Company - An Introduction To Bad Company (2018)

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Bad Company - An Introduction To Bad Company (2018)

Bad Company - An Introduction To Bad Company (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 391 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 147 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, Hard Rock | Rhino Records #603497861323

An Introduction To Bad Company is a new compilation of the British blues-rock band Bad Company by Rhino Records. Bad Company are an English hard rock supergroup formed in Westminster, London in 1973 by two former Free band members—singer Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke— as well as Mott the Hoople guitarist Mick Ralphs and King Crimson bassist Boz Burrell. Peter Grant, who managed the rock band Led Zeppelin, also managed Bad Company until 1982. Bad Company enjoyed great success throughout the 1970s. Their first three albums, Bad Company (1974), Straight Shooter (1975), and Run With the Pack (1976), reached the top five in the album charts in both the UK and US. Many of their singles, such as "Bad Company", "Can't Get Enough", "Good Lovin' Gone Bad", "Feel Like Makin' Love", and "Shooting Star" remain staples of classic rock radio.

Steve Reich - Tehillim (1982)

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Steve Reich - Tehillim (1982)

Steve Reich - Tehillim (1982)
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 171 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 72 Mb
Full Scans ~ 120 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Classical, Post-Modern, Choral, Contemporary | ECM New Series #ECM 1215 / 827 411-2

Steve Reich is the self-renewer of his one-time minimalist peers, able to revitalise his output just at the point when accusations of resting on laurels start to surface. By 1980, he had seemingly exhausted the possibilities of eight years of harmony-based writing, and aural wallpaper felt worryingly close. Tehilim changed all that: with its grounding in Hebrew cantilation and complex though always dancing rhythmic surround, this was Reich at his absolute best. The four Psalm texts–never so literal as to be settings–form a half-hour vocal "symphony", in impact though emphatically not in conception.

Faith No More - King For A Day... Fool For A Lifetime (1995) {1999, Reissue}

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Faith No More - King For A Day... Fool For A Lifetime (1995) {1999, Reissue}

Faith No More - King For A Day… Fool For A Lifetime (1995) {1999, Reissue}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 414 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 138 Mb
Full Scans ~ 63 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Alternative Rock | Slash Records / London Records #3984 28202 2

King for a Day… Fool for a Lifetime is the fifth studio album by San Francisco-based band Faith No More, released on March 28, 1995. It was their first album recorded without longtime guitarist Jim Martin. The album showcased a greater variety than the band's usual heavy metal leanings, with Rolling Stone calling the result a "genre shuffle". The album spawned three singles—"Digging the Grave", "Ricochet" and "Evidence". Following Martin's departure, Trey Spruance was brought on to perform on the album, having also been in Mr. Bungle with singer Mike Patton. Production of the album was further marred by the band suffering a car accident, and by the absence of keyboard player Roddy Bottum, who was affected by the deaths of both his father and Kurt Cobain, whose wife was his close friend.

David Bowie - Young Americans (1975) {2007, Special Edition, Remastered}

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David Bowie - Young Americans (1975) {2007, Special Edition, Remastered}

David Bowie - Young Americans (1975) {2007, Special Edition, Remastered}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 425 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 158 Mb
Full Scans | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul | EMI #0946 3 51258 2 5

Young Americans is the ninth studio album by the English musician David Bowie, released on 7 March 1975 by RCA Records. The album marked a departure from the glam rock style of Bowie's previous albums, showcasing his interest in soul and R&B music. Bowie would call the album's sound "plastic soul", describing it as "the squashed remains of ethnic music as it survives in the age of Muzak rock, written and sung by a white limey". Although Bowie was among the first English pop musicians of the era to overtly engage with black musical styles, the album was very successful in the US; the album itself reached the Top 10 in the Billboard charts, with the song "Fame" hitting the number-one the same year the album was released. It was generally well received by critics. In 2013, New Musical Express ranked the album at No. 175 in its list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The album was also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

Heart - Heart (1985) {Japan 1st Press} Repost

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Heart - Heart (1985) {Japan 1st Press} Repost

Heart - Heart (1985) {Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 313 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 97 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, Soft Rock, Pop Rock | Capitol Records / Toshiba EMI Ltd. #CP32-5078

Heart was pretty much considered washed up when they released Heart in 1985. They learned a few important things while they had taken a short sabbatical – they knew that hooks were important and they knew they could play up their looks for MTV. So, they delivered both with Heart, giving their audience anthemic hooks and tightly corseted bosoms, leading to the most popular album they ever had. This doesn't mean it's the best, since its calculated mainstream bent may disarm some long-term fans, but it is true that they do this better than many of their peers, not just because they have good polished material from professional songwriters but because they can deliver this material professionally themselves.

Queen - The Game (1980) {1986, Japan 1st Press}

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Queen - The Game (1980) {1986, Japan 1st Press}

Queen - The Game (1980) {1986, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 194 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 90 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock, Art Rock | Electra / Warner-Pioneer Corporation #32XD-492

The Game is the eighth studio album by the British rock band Queen. It was released on 30 June 1980 by EMI Records in the UK and by Elektra Records in the US. The Game features a different sound than its predecessor, Jazz (1978). The Game was the first Queen album to use a synthesizer (an Oberheim OB-X). A critical and commercial success,The Game became the only Queen album to reach No. 1 in the US, and became their best-selling studio album in the US, with four million copies sold to date, tying News of the World's US sales tally. It is estimated to have sold a further 4 million copies in other countries. Notable songs on the album include the bass-driven "Another One Bites the Dust" and the rockabilly "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", both of which reached No. 1 in the US. The Game was the first Queen album to be recorded digitally.

Lizzy Borden - Love You To Pieces (1985) {1987, Japan 1st Press}

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Lizzy Borden - Love You To Pieces (1985) {1987, Japan 1st Press}

Lizzy Borden - Love You To Pieces (1985) {1987, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 294 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 102 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Glam | Far East Metal Syndicate / SMS Records #MP32-5123

Although Enigma Records was better known for its connection to the mid-'80s Paisley Underground scene (Rain Parade, Game Theory, etc.), the Los Angeles-based indie was also among the first to document the rebirth of glam metal, which overtook the L.A. club scene at the same time, by issuing the first album by Mötley Crüe, Poison, and others. The glam-poppy Lizzy Borden was also ran in the hair metal sweepstakes, but its debut album, 1985's Love You to Pieces, holds up better than many other documents from the era. The packaging, complete with faux-goth band logo and the requisite hot big-haired chick in lingerie, is crushingly obvious, and the entire album flirts with cliché.

Danzig - Danzig (1988) {1989, Japan 1st Press}

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Danzig - Danzig (1988) {1989, Japan 1st Press}

Danzig - Danzig (1988) {1989, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 274 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 100 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Def American Recordings / Nippon Phonogram Co. #PPD-1073
Blues Rock / Hard Rock / Heavy Metal

Danzig is the debut album of the American heavy metal band Danzig, released in August, 1988. The album was the first release on producer Rick Rubin's new label Def American Recordings. Def American's successor, American Recordings reissued the album in the United States and United Kingdom in 1998. It remains the band's best-selling album having been certified Gold in the U.S. in 1994, and has since been certified Platinum. Danzig promoted the album with a successful world tour in 1988–1989.

Chris Rea - Wired To The Moon (1984) {1986, Japan 1st Press}

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Chris Rea - Wired To The Moon (1984) {1986, Japan 1st Press}

Chris Rea - Wired To The Moon (1984) {1986, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 261 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 103 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Soft Rock | Magnet / Victor Musical Industries #VDP-1146

With the success of the band Incantation and ethnic South American music in 1982-1983, Chris Rea introduced his sixth album, Wired to the Moon, with the track "Bombollini," which was over six minutes of jungle-sounding drums and the haunting sound of pan pipes. The ethnic flavor continued on the second track, "Touché d'Amour," which was reggae in the unashamed style of lovers rock. However, Rea wasn't going to disappoint his fans altogether, small in number though they were in the U.K., having built a career over several albums of soft rock tracks and midtempo ballads with Dire Straits-style guitar breaks, and the rest of the tracks on Wired to the Moon fell easily into this category, especially "Shine, Shine, Shine" and "Holding Out," which were lovely emotive ballads.

John Coltrane - Blue Train (1957) {1984, Japan 1st Press}

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John Coltrane - Blue Train (1957) {1984, Japan 1st Press}

John Coltrane - Blue Train (1957) {1984, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 307 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 103 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Hard Bop | Blue Note / Toshiba-EMI Ltd. #CP35-3088 / BST-81577A·B(CD)

Although never formally signed, an oral agreement between John Coltrane and Blue Note Records founder Alfred Lion was indeed honored on Blue Train – Coltrane's only collection of sides as a principal artist for the venerable label. The disc is packed solid with sonic evidence of Coltrane's innate leadership abilities. He not only addresses the tunes at hand, but also simultaneously reinvents himself as a multifaceted interpreter of both hard bop as well as sensitive balladry – touching upon all forms in between. The personnel on Blue Train is arguably as impressive as what they're playing. Joining Coltrane (tenor sax) are Lee Morgan (trumpet), Curtis Fuller (trombone), Kenny Drew (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), and Philly Joe Jones (drums).

Heart - Little Queen (1977) {Reissue}

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Heart - Little Queen (1977) {Reissue}

Heart - Little Queen (1977) {Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 235 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 97 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock, Folk Rock, Hard Rock | Portrait #CDPRT-82075
CD manufactured by CBS/Sony Inc. in Japan

After acquiring a substantial following with Dreamboat Annie, Heart solidified its niche in the hard rock and arena rock worlds with the equally impressive Little Queen. Once again, loud-and-proud, Led Zeppelin-influenced hard rock was the thing that brought Heart the most attention. But while "Barracuda" and "Kick It Out" are the type of sweaty rockers one thought of first when Heart's name was mentioned, hard rock by no means dominates this album. In fact, much of Little Queen consists of such folk-influenced, acoustic-oriented fare as "Treat Me Well" and "Cry to Me." Anyone doubting just how much Heart's ballads have changed over the years need only play "Dream of the Archer" next to a high-volume power ballad like "Wait for an Answer" from 1987's Bad Animals.

Magnum - Vigilante (1986) {Japan 1st Press}

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Magnum - Vigilante (1986) {Japan 1st Press}

Magnum - Vigilante (1986) {Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 282 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 109 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Melodic Hard Rock, AOR, Art Rock | Polydor K.K. #P33P-20079

Vigilante is the sixth studio album by the English rock band Magnum, released in 1986 on Polydor. Capitalising on the success of On a Storyteller's Night, Magnum changed to a more commercial direction with Vigilante. Produced by David Richards and Queen drummer Roger Taylor, the band's sound stepped towards that of 1980s Queen, with keyboards much higher in the mix than guitar. The album was recorded at Queen's famous Mountain Studios in Montreux. Three singles were released to promote the album, "Lonely Night", "Midnight (You Won't Be Sleeping)" and "When the World Comes Down".